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Martini, Straight Up: The Classic American Cocktail

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Publisher Comments:

From its contested origins in nineteenth-century California; through its popularity among the smart set of the 1930s, world leaders of the 1940s, and the men in the gray flannel suits of the 1950s; to its resurgence among today's retro-hipsters: Lowell Edmunds traces the history and cultural significance of the cocktail H. L. Mencken called the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.

Book News Annotation:

Edmunds (classics, Rutgers.) traces the drink from its American origins in the 19th century to the present, with literary and dramatic works, newspapers, magazine, cartoons, bartenders' manuals, distillery brochures, and other documents of popular culture. Revised from The Silver Bullet (1981).
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801859717
Subtitle:
The Classic American Cocktail
Author:
Edmunds, Lowell
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Drinking customs
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Drinking customs -- United States -- History.
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Rev
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9.20x5.69x.72 in. .90 lbs.

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Cooking and Food » Beverages » Bartending and Liquor

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